Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today is part 3 of our series at Edwards Air Force Base with the prestigious United States Air Force Test Pilot School. Joining us is Captain Christopher “Clutch” Shannon.
Clutch is a student who has hands-on experience with the F-35 Fighter Jet and discusses the rigorous application process for TPS and emphasizes the importance of mental capacity, hands-on skills, and passion for flight testing. The interview highlights the versatility of the F-35 as a multi-role platform with diverse mission sets. Fred even gets to fly in the simulator and provides us a glimpse into what’s used for flight testing at TPS, showcasing its use in evaluating aircraft stability and maneuverability.